Posted 12:16pm on Wed 10 October 2012
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I'll be honest: I'm here to hassle you for money. But don't click away yet! On Saturday October 20 myself and Matt Nellis will be going into the VG studio to play the Halo series non-stop for 24 hours.
We'll be livestreaming the day on Twitch.TV and on VideoGamer.com, and we're hoping it'll be a bit of a laugh. For you. I'm fully expecting to have a breakdown after about 6 hours when I remember how long the whole thing is.
My donation page: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?...cipantID=37971
Matt's donation page: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?...cipantID=37969
So, yes, we're asking for donations - big, small, medium-sized. Even a couple of quid really helps. It's all good. Any money donated will go to The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, a place where thousands of children are treated each year. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer and cystic fibrosis.
I know people nagging for money can be a bit annoying, but I do believe in this cause and also in the generosity and kindness of the VG community. Games are forever painted in a negative light and I'm hoping in our small way that we'll all be able to help turn this around in our lifetimes. It's one of the things I've always wanted to work towards, and I think the Extra Life campaign is a lovely thing that I hope we can all support.
We're hoping to sort out prizes and stuff for people who donate and take part, too, but this hasn't been sorted out yet so I don't want to get anyone's hopes up. But we're working on it.
As a bonus incentive, I know I've managed to irritate a fair few of you over the years. If we meet our $500 target I have pledged to extend the day past 24 hours and tackle Halo: ODST as well. I really don't want to play Halo: ODST, and you can make it happen.
Any questions, comments, etc - bung them in here and I'll answer them ASAP.
Posted 12:30pm on Wed 10 October 2012
Posted 12:34pm on Wed 10 October 2012
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24 hours seems a little bit, well, casual. I'd have preferred to see you both doing a 48 hour stint on Wii Sports Resort instead.
However it is for a very good cause, and I see it as a challenge to spend 24 hours sat next to Gaston as a challenge in itself.
I get paid on Monday. I'll chuck a tenner into one of your kitties then. Good luck chaps!!
Posted 1:31pm on Wed 10 October 2012
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A good charity, I'll put some money in to that as long as there's a replay of the live stream available after the event (or maybe the highlights!)
Posted 1:33pm on Wed 10 October 2012
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That's definitely part of the plan.
Posted 3:09pm on Wed 10 October 2012
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Ah, I thought extra-life only benefitted US institutions (as per the Penny Arcade charity). Count me in! Is it just campaign co-op you are planning, or multiplayer as well? If the latter, can we all come to take you on?
Posted 3:32pm on Wed 10 October 2012
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We're hoping to squidge a bit of everything in - we'll be making a more concrete schedule closer to the day, but with an event like this it's unlikely you can be too strict with a timetable.
(4 player legendary co-op on Halo 3 would be particularly ace, mainly because I never got those Achievements for it...)
Posted 4:23pm on Wed 10 October 2012
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If you require a bullet sponge for the Halo 3 legendary run, I will gladly sign my death warrant to help ye. Will donate once I have some spare cash flowing
Posted 4:43pm on Wed 10 October 2012
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Thanks for all the donations so far guys. I really want to make Martin play ODST (the funny thing is I actually like that game).
Posted 4:45pm on Wed 10 October 2012